Wallahs Academy Senior High School, a private senior high school in Ho, Volta Region has held the tenth graduation ceremony for its students on Saturday, June 16, 2018 on the school’s premises.
The graduation ceremony was held for 100 students, out of which 51 were males and 49 females for successful completion of their three-year senior high school programmes.
Wallahs Academy was established on 16th October, 2006 to provide an alternative for qualified junior high school graduates who could not gain admission into the public’s choked senoir high schools.
Though it started with nine students and seven teachers, it currently has a student population of over 440 and 40 workers made up of 19 non-teaching staff, and 21 teaching staff, superintended by a headmaster, an administrator, and three assistant headmasters.
The headmaster of the school, Frank Coffie Snr. thanked the almighty God for His grace and blessings for seeing the school through its ten years journey and asked for His continued protection.
He congratulated the students and urged them to let love lead them in all their activities to be able to give spiritual support to one another in times of need.
He encouraged them to always use the motto of the school as their walking stick and serve as good ambassadors of the school wherever they find themselves.
The Proprietor of the School, Maxwell Worlanyo Affram touted the achievements of the school saying, it has produced excellent students that contributed to the country’s human resource base since its establishment.
He said education is the bedrock of every developed country and urged government to continue to invest in the education of the citizenry while the private sector also plays it role in complementing government’s efforts.
The Volta Regional Director of Education, Madam Enyonam Afi Amafuga said the theme “Ten Years of Quality Private Senior High Education: Achievement, Challenges, and Prospects” could be described as very apt and appropriate.
According to her, it re-echoes the sacrifices and commitment that the management and other stakeholders in education, especially the government of the day have been making to ensure private education is very affordable in the country.
She said though there may be challenges, investment made in the educational sector to promote the growth and produce quality future leaders are evident.
She encouraged the continuing students to eschew all forms of social vices including pilfering, promiscuity, same sex relationship and other forms of ungodly act that would destroy their personal well-being and the social and moral fiber of the country’s cultural heritage.
Madam Amafuga noted that as students, their core objective is to learn hard so as to excel in their examination and called for the existence of a healthy relationship between the staff and the students to continuously promote the good image of the school.
The Outgoing School Prefect, Desmond Borbor on behalf of the graduands expressed appreciation to the staff for their selfless dedication and total commitment which made their dreams of having quality senior high education to come to pass.
By: Collins Anku/voltaonlinegh.com